COMMOTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of COMMOTION
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commotion
 n.  a sudden, short period of noise, confusion, or excited movement
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  They proved to be few and unimportant, but among them he found, with a strange commotion of the heart, the note he had written her the day after the Brys' entertainment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  Yes, we were now in that enchanted calm which they say lurks at the heart of every commotion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
3  The whole encampment, in a moment, became a scene of the most violent bustle and commotion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
4  So, after I had shot the imps, I got in pretty nigh to the lodges without further commotion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
5  When the sudden and noisy commotion had a little subsided, the aged chief resumed his examination.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
6  A furious order caused commotion in the artillery.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  Then, above the sounds of the outside commotion, arose the roar of the lieutenant.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
8  In the water a great commotion was in progress.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
9  From the third room came sounds of laughter, the shouting of familiar voices, the growling of a bear, and general commotion.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX
10  As they approached the house, Prince Andrew with a smile drew Pierre's attention to a commotion going on at the back porch.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII
11  The whole house was in a state of alarm and commotion.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI
12  From the twenty-eighth till the thirty-first all Moscow was in a bustle and commotion.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII
13  I did so; and became at once conscious of an extraordinary throbbing and commotion which was going on inside.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
14  In his joyous caracole round the lists, the attention of the Prince was called by the commotion, not yet subsided, which had attended the ambitious movement of Isaac towards the higher places of the assembly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  In the midst of all this noise and commotion, there was heard a sweet female voice, which quelled it in an instant.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence:
1  For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go, and making quite a commotion in the pool as it went.
2  All in that region was fire and commotion.
3  After the commotion and excitement of the city, I appreciate the tranquillity of these fields and forests.
4  The children are making a lot of commotion.